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Inspired by Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis (December 7, 1892 – June 24, 1964), was an early American modernist painter. He was well known for his jazz-influenced, proto pop art paintings of the 1940s and 1950s, bold, brash, and colorful, as well as his ashcan pictures in the early years of the 20th century. source

 

When I was in college, I had to recreate a painting of my choice. After about a week of research and digging through the many art books assigned to us at the time, I found Stuart Davis. I researched his work and the more I researched, the more I fell in love with his story and his style. His choice of color stood out to me and as a woman who loves music, his jazz-influences strokes directly inspired me. I chose ‘Blips and Ifs’ as my painting to recreate and found a style that I really loved. Interestingly enough, this painting inspired me more in my graphic design than in my painting.

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Lately, I’ve been exploring new design styles and ended up back at Stuart Davis. I wanted to start creating different design layers that I could expand upon and have been loving the process. My hope is to take all of my inspiration and create a digital based body of work with it.

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I decided to take it back to the days of college, give myself some homework and start researching Stuart Davis again. Revisiting his work and story got me re-inspired and a more excited to continue building on this inspiration and creating more layers and figuring out how they will work together and be produced a cohesive piece of digital art and then, maybe a full body of work.

Thank you Stuart Davis for your work, your inspiration and the inspiration you have given me and many other artists in the world!

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